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Canoe & Kayak Rentals, Hours & Location 

Canoes and kayaks are available to rent weekdays/weekends (see hours below) at the Genesee Waterways Center.

Genesee Valley Boathouse Location
 From the GWC boathouse located in Genesee Valley Park, paddle up the Genesee River toward the Erie Canal or Red Creek “blue trails”. You may see kingfishers, scarlet tanagers, blue herons, barn swallows, bald eagles, red tailed hawks, cooper hawks, river otters, muskrats, deer, ducks, turtles, frogs and much more!

Click here for directions to the Boathouse.

Lock 32 Whitewater Park Location 
Recreational (flatwater) kayak rentals two boats) are available from the Lock 32 Whitewater Park, in Pittsford.  The Whitewater course is actually below the canal, in the bed of an Erie Canal spillway.  We have docks on the Erie Canal above the spillway, where it is flat, slow-moving water.  From here you can paddle along this scenic part of the Erie Canal toward Brighton/Rochester!

Click here for directions to the Whitewater Park

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CENTER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CLOSE EITHER FACILITY DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER!

ALL BOATS MUST BE RETURNED 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO CLOSING!

                                                         2015 Rental Schedule

Genesee Valley Park                                               585-328-3960                
Rochester, NY
May 23rd to September 27 Monday & Tuesday CLOSED
We will be OPEN On Labor Day from 11:00am - 5:00pm.
Wednesday - Friday, 11:00am- 7:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Closed August 8 and September 19 due to other events.
Lock 32                                                                     585-586-4330
Pittsford, NY
Opening Day: May 26th
Monday  CLOSED
Tuesday - Friday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closing Day: October 11th (we will be open the 10th and 11th, but closed the 3rd and 4th of October for the Head of the Genesee regatta)

2015 Flatwater Daily and Season Rental Rates

Click here to pay online

All flatwater rental rates are fees per person and are applicable to both the Genesee Valley Park and Lock 32 locations.  Please note, fees have changed for 2015.
1 hour $15
2 hours $25
3 - 4 hours $35
5 - 8 hours $45
   
Flatwater Season Pass at the Genesee Valley Park Location
Season Pass $175.00 per individual
   
   
Click here to purchase a Season Pass!
*Season Pass holders can canoe/kayak for an unlimited duration during our rental hours.  

Click here for 2015 Age Requirements & Safety Guidelines for Canoe & Kayak Rentals